Most developed countries have adopted net-zero energy as a long term goal for new buildings. This book will aid designers in optimally using simulation tools for net-zero energy building design. It presents advanced modelling techniques as well as in-depth case studies.
About the author
Dr. Andreas K. Athienitis holds Research Chair in Integration of Solar Energy Systems into Buildings at Concordia University, Montreal, and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is the Scientific Director of the Canadian NSERC Smart Net-zero Energy Buildings Strategic Research Network (2011-2016) and the founding Director of the NSERC Solar Buildings Research Network (2005-2010). Prof. Athienitis is a contributing author of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. William O'Brien is an Assistant Professor in the new Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering program at Carleton University, Ottawa. He is researching design processes and energy simulation for high performance solar buildings. He is currently a Subtask Leader of the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Programme.